Living in Melbourne

Consistently voted the world's most liveable city*

Australia is thriving and beautiful – with many urban and cosmopolitan cities. Our landscapes range from pristine sandy beaches to perfect snowy mountains.

Home to more than four million people, Melbourne is the bustling capital of Victoria. Amazingly, 45% of Melbournians were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas. Walking the streets, you'll hear more than 150 different languages. This diversity has brought many ethnic cuisines and festivals – and a culture of equality, respect and freedom.

Melbourne is known for its wide-open spaces, clean environment, vibrant parklands, temperate climate and casual lifestyle. Our city also offers an abundance of theatres, events, galleries, exhibitions and performances.

Our city really does have something for everyone.

* Melbourne achieved the #1 ranking for seven consecutive years (2011-2017) in the EIU’s Annual Liveability Ranking.